20 Gifts and gadgets under $100 that everyone will love
The first rule of shopping is to stick to your budget. The second rule? Make sure it’s an awesome gift. We’ve done all the hard work for you by compiling the best gifts and gadgets for under $100.
When it comes to gift-giving, there’s a step before the actual giving that can give us a hard time: gift buying. It sounds so easy to just think of something that someone would like and then purchase it.
Easier said than done.
If you’ve got more than a few people on your gift list, things can quickly add up. For this reason, it’s important to shop smart and stick to a budget. In the wide world of online shopping, this can be difficult. You’ll need to somehow manage a gift that is in your price range but also a fabulous gift.
Fear not! We’re here with a list chock-full of fantastic ideas. All these gifts and gadgets under $100 are sure to delight everyone on your list, so get shopping!
Native Union CONE Protected Charging Cable
Anyone you know with an iPhone or iPad is going to love the Native Union CONE Protected Charging Cable. The cable always remains protected in the cone when you’re not using it, and it sports a sleek design that makes it easy to hang off of a bag. Since it’s aluminum, there’s no worry about hanging a heavy, metal object around the handle. As an added bonus, there’s a magnifying glass in the cap of the cone, convenient for reading the small print in the newspaper or on menus.
Keurig K-Mini Plus Portable Coffee Maker
The coffee lovers in your life will love the Keurig K-Mini Plus. Even if they already have a larger-size Keurig, the K-Mini would be a great addition to their coffee collection. Since it’s so slim at under five inches wide, they’ll be able to keep it on their desk at work, or even slide it into their suitcase when they travel. All they have to do is make sure it’s empty, out up to 9 K-Cups in the holder, and off you go! It brews six to twelve ounces and is easy to clean. They’ll love the quick convenience—and not having to buy it themselves.
Skullcandy Vert Clip-Anywhere Wireless Earbuds
Do you have an outdoor lover in your life? Or someone who just manages to lose things all the time? Skullcandy has your gift-buying covered with the Vert Clip-Anywhere Wireless Earbuds. They attach to any strap and have a dial control they can use even while wearing gloves. They have a built-in Tile tracker, so even if they do manage to lose them, they’ll be easy to find. Your loved one will enjoy ten hours of battery life at the coldest temperatures, and they’ll love being able to have their music, podcast, or audiobook wherever they want without worrying about losing their earbuds.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds
Got a gamer on your list? Grab a pair of these Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds for them. These earbuds have a 60-millisecond low input, so they’ll hear that grenade they threw in Call of Duty at the same time it explodes. Or just get them for anyone, since they’re great to use for movies and music too. They have an IPX4 water resistance rating, so they’ll be able to use them while working out—and we all know we’re hitting the gym after the holiday smorgasbord is over.
Twelve South StayGo USB-C Hub Organized Desktop Hub
Everyone complains about cords and the tangled mess they create. Make someone’s life a little bit easier by getting them the Twelve South StayGo USB-C Hub. This hub will organize their desktop and take away the mess of cords. It has a cord long enough that you can hide it under your desk, and the cord that connects it to your laptop is removable. So you can pack up and go in a snap. The hub features a 4K HDMI port, three USB-A ports, a gigabit Ethernet port, and SD and micro SD. This is perfect for the person who’s New Year’s resolution will be to get organized and add a little Marie Kondo to their life.
Satechi Wireless Multimedia Remote
We’re willing to bet that everyone you know has multiple Bluetooth devices. This holiday season, make their lives easier and get them the Satechi Wireless Multimedia Remote. It will work with every Bluetooth device they own. Adios to keeping track of a ton of remotes. Now, just pair with this remote and switch between all of your devices in seconds. It’s a guarantee they’ll want it, so the only decision you’ll have to make it which color to get—space gray, gold, or silver.
Woodcessories EcoPad Wireless Charging Station
We all have that person in our lives who is the worst to shop for. They’re particular, they like fancy, expensive things, and they already have everything. Don’t worry about it this year, because you can never have too many charging pads. And we have just the one for you to pick up for them. The Woodcessories EcoPad is gorgeous. It’s made entirely of walnut wood, so the neutral tone will look great in any room. This Qi-enabled pad will fast charge up to 10 watts and will work with cases up to 4 millimeters thick.
EQUA Smart Water Bottle
Everyone needs to drink water. And the majority of people aren’t drinking enough. Help them out this holiday season (and make your shopping a breeze), by getting your loved ones the EQUA Smart Water Bottle. Now, staying hydrated will be easier than ever. The water bottle comes with a motion sensor that lets you know when you should take a sip and will then send glow reminders. The app will even tell you how much you should be drinking daily. It has a leak-proof cap and handle, won’t spill, and is easy to carry.
HyperX Pulsefire Dart Precise Gaming Mouse
The wireless mouse is a pretty great invention. And most people could use a better mouse than what they’re currently using. Heading over to a friend’s house? Check out their computer area and see if they could use a new one. Then, head on over and pick up the HyperX Pulsefire Dart gaming mouse for them. It works with any Qi-enabled charger, and it has 50 hours of use on a single charge. Its ergonomic design ensures that you’ll be comfortable for those 50 hours. It has a Pixart 3389 sensor, so their gaming will be more accurate than ever.
Nomad Tile Slim Tracking Wallet
At some point in time, we all lose our wallets or have them stolen. And it stinks. For the holidays this year, make sure that your friends and family never experience how awful it is to have to replace all of their IDs and credit cards. Get them one of the best gadget gifts and gift them the Nomad Tile Slim. This leather wallet comes equipped with a Tile Slim and holds up to 12 cards. If the wallet is lost or stolen, all they’ll have to do is track it on the Tile app.
Braven BRV-X/2 Small Rugged Speaker
Fishing, kayaking, a day at the beach…Most everyone has some type of water activity they enjoy. And they probably enjoy listening to music while doing it. The Braven BRV-X/2 Small Rugged Speaker is just the gift for people who might be difficult to buy for. This Bluetooth speaker is rated IPX7, so it can handle falling water and getting a little wet or getting caught in the rain. It has a 20W output, so they can take the party with them wherever they are going. Or, use it as a power bank to charge devices since it has USB ports. Whomever you’re buying it for, they’re sure to use it.
iSkelter Comfy Lite Ergonomic Lap Desk
Working from home is great. Working from your couch is even better. And if you have someone in your life who does so, they probably need a better setup for their laptop. This holiday season, get them the Comfy Lite Ergonomic Lap Desk. This lap desk has it all. Built-in wrist pad? Check. A spot for a laptop, mouse, and tablet or smartphone? Check. Ventilation under the laptop to keep it cool? Check. And since it’s made from bamboo, it’s super light and comfortable.
elago Acoustic Amplification iPhone Speaker Stand
The iPhone lovers in your life will rejoice when they receive this gift from you. The elago Acoustic Amplification iPhone Speaker Stand is perfect for everyone with an iPhone, no matter what age. No, really. This amplification stand magnifies the sound from your speaker with its built-in half-spherical amplifier. With no cords or charging. All you have to do is set your iPhone in it. It’s easy to use and can be used for a whole host of things. Does Grandma have trouble hearing you when you FaceTime? Get her this, and she’ll always hear you.
eero Mesh Wi-Fi Router Whole-Home Internet System
You are probably hard-pressed to think of anyone you know without the internet in their home. And faster internet is always better. When you’re at Mom and Dad’s for holiday meals, is it always painfully slow to check your social media and email? Buy them a gift that will be a gift to you as well. Get them eero Mesh and have up to 1,500 square feet of fast internet. Bonus? It can be set up in just ten minutes. So let your loved ones open their gift and then get on setting it up right away for them so you can use it too.
Western Digital WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive External HDD
Any gamer in your life will love the Western Digital WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive External HDD. This fast hard drive will transfer data at up to speeds of 140Mbps. And don’t worry if you don’t know what this means—your gamer will. And they’ll love it. It doesn’t matter if they play on their PC, Xbox One, or PS4, this hard drive has them covered and will provide them even faster access to their library of games. This is a gift they’ll definitely love.
All-New Amazon Echo Fabric Smart Speaker
Just in time for the holidays, Amazon has released the all-new Amazon Echo Fabric Smart Speaker. This model comes with a homey fabric cloth wrapping, and this newer base model comes with the top-notch speaker hardware from the Echo Plus. For those hard-to-buy-for people on your list, the only tough decision you’ll have to make for them is the color. The Echo Fabric Smart Speaker comes in blue, black, pink, and gray. They’re sure to love this gadget, and if they already have other speakers, this one will work well with those.
Evapolar evaCHILL Personal Evaporative Air Cooler
You’ll be a hit this holiday season if you’re gifting the Evapolar evaCHILL Personal Evaporative Air Cooler. This little gadget is amazing. It has 3-in-1 functionality, so it will serve as a personal air cooler, humidifier, and air purifier. The water tank will last up to 9 hours, and it doesn’t use any freon or other hazardous liquids to cool the air. It also has cartridge pads that are designed to prevent bacterial growth, so they won’t need to worry about that aspect if they are iffy about water devices and health aspects.
UCO Gear Sitka+ Rechargeable Lantern
From camping to emergency preparedness, everyone needs a lantern. The UCO Gear Sitka+ Rechargeable Lantern is a great affordable gift for anyone you’re struggling to think of what to buy them. This lantern is 12.5 inches tall without the arm extended, so it makes for easy storage. When the arm is extended, it provides four times as much light and has an 8,800 mAh lithium-ion battery that can last up to 70 hours. Did that storm leave them without electricity? Thanks to the USB power outlet, they’ll be able to keep their phones charged too.
Smart Neck Massager Relaxation Device
Stress is a part of life, but with the Smart Neck Massager Relaxation Device, it doesn’t have to be. This is one of the best gadget gifts you can get for your loved ones this year. Don’t let stress affect their lives. This portable device sits around their neck so they can relieve tension wherever they are. The battery allows for eight 30-minutes neck massages, and they can recharge it with a wall plug or portable power bank. The ergonomic design allows it to sit comfortably on their shoulders, and it will get within two degrees of any temperature to help them reach maximum relaxation.
SkyFloat Mid-Air Magnetic Tablet Mount
SkyFloat is sure to impress anyone on your gift-buying list and keep you within your budget. It’s compatible with any smartphone or tablet and suspends the device wherever it’s needed, thanks to a strong yet lightweight neodymium magnetic tip. All they’ll have to do is adhere to the ceiling plate on the ceiling and they’re good to go. They’ll even be able to adjust the angle so they have the best view every time. They’ll even be able to stick multiple ceiling plates to multiple areas of the house to move the stick wherever they need it.
Still think holiday shopping on a budget isn’t doable? We’re pretty sure these gadgets under $100 just proved otherwise. No matter who you have on your list, you’ll be able to shop confidently for the best gear, gadgets, and devices.